Palau International Ship Registry offers a new vision of quality in Ship Registration services thriving to provide a full array of registration services following the highest standard of quality, safety and environment protection.

About PISR

The Fastest Growing Registry

The Palau International Ship Registry was created by an amendment to the Title 7 of the National Code in 2010 and was appointed by the Government of The Republic of Palau as the Ship Registry Administrator and provides the day-to-day management for the Republic of Palau Ship Registry.

Palau offers a registry with the emphasis on quality services and technology to provide a full array of registration services that include safety issues and environmental protection.

The Head Offices of PISR are located in Piraeus, Greece and in Houston, Texas and are the offices of the Ship Registry Administrator. PISR’s goal is to offer a fast, reliable, effective and efficient registration services to shipowners and at the same time provide technical advice in order to ensure that vessels registered under the Palau Flag are in good conditions and in accordance with International Regulations.

The Registry’s personnel are highly experienced in matters of International Ship Registrations, Seafarer’s documentation and qualifications, Mortgages Recordation and Discharge, International Regulations Compliance and Statutory Requirements, and are committed to provide our clients a complete, fast, and reliable registration process while meeting the highest customer satisfaction standards backed by the latest technology.

The Republic of Palau is a presidential republic, with a Compact Agreement of Free Association (COFA) with the United States of America.

The COFA is an international agreement establishing and governing the relationships of free association between the United States and the three Pacific Island nations that, formerly composed the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. The governments of the United States and Palau concluded a COFA in 1986, and the Compact entered into force on 1 October 1994, concluding Palau’s transition from trusteeship to independence as the last portion of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The Compact sets forth the free and voluntary association of the governments of USA and Palau. It primarily focuses  on the issues of government, economic, security and defense relations.